Frost_Angel - 8:16 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
To clarify, all the advice here and elsewhere is about looking at your own content and site issue. Well here is the biggie here. It's nothing to do with your site at all. It all has to do with your content being attributed to somebody else who is using your content. External vs. Internal. Where are the suggestions that people look outside of their site as a possible cause for Panda or other GooG effects? This is my point.
This is why I came and asked this question. Because my site has NO duplicate content on it. NONE. Everything is original.
I don't have a Penguin penalty. I don't have an unnatural linking penalty. There is NO ATF issue, NO EMD issue.
I don't have any mega weirdness going on. I have taken a hatchet to my site trying to recover from Panda. Trying to find "low quality content, thin content, boilerplate content, duplicate content".
There is NONE.
And my site DID rank for 10+ years. So I'm not complaining about never ranking or having crappy content that cannot rank.
So after I am hit AGAIN by Panda 20 on September 28th - I am dumbfounded.
It's like WTH?
The only thing I haven't addressed - is the duplicate content "out there".
Now - can someone tell me.... does someone know....
IS THIS AN ISSUE THAT CAN CAUSE A PANDA PROBLEM?
See - no one really knows. So it could very well be a problem. You think Google is going to tell us if it is? That would be super nice - but I haven't found that gem of info anywhere.
Has anyone had any kind of uptick or recovery after cleaning up scrapers or duplicate content on other sites that stole their content?
Or are some of you saying....in essence... copied content happens all the time, it's the nature of the beast and you just have to let it happen and if it out ranks you, too damn bad?
Because it would seem there is no incentive to write another damn post if so. Because you're writing for scrapers for free.